Waterfowl Hunting

Private Land Self-Guided Hunting in Missouri and Kansas since 1965

Mid-America Hunting Association is a private land, do it yourself hunter organization operating in Missouri and Kansas since 1965 offering Waterfowl Hunting.  Missouri is our primary waterfowl state, but our Kansas land also has waterfowl opportunity.

The Association Waterfowl hunting gallery shows proof of performance. Waterfowl Gallery

Private Wetlands

MAHA wade-in area with flooded millet and smartweed.  Water moved from Holding Lake.

South Grand River Private Missouri Duck Hunting Wetland

Managed wetland with flooded millet
One of our permanent blinds

Self Guided Waterfowl Hunting

Big Creek Wetland

We provide private dry or wetlands, telephone or online map/reservation access and a local lodging listing. Waterfowl hunters provide the rest.

How to Hunt with Mid-America Hunting Association

Waterfowl
Association Owner Jon Nee Sr. on left, and son Jon Jr.

Association membership is by application. Once accepted, members have access to an online map/reservation system with aerial photos and GPS coordinates.  A detailed map of each blind and wade-in area is provided.   All waterfowl hunting and scouting is controlled through an online or telephone reservation system. 

No one will ever be denied the chance to reserve a blind, wade-in area or lake within the season.

Members have the option to choose from a variety of waterfowl spots each day.

Our MIssouri Wetlands are in the North and Middle Zones.  Our Middle Zone leases are less than an hour drive from Kansas City.  

Waterfowl Hunting Pressure

856 total surface water acres in Missouri and Kansas spread across 11 counties.

4 Missouri Managed Wetlands on 365 surface water acres with 11 blinds and 9 wade-in areas. Spots for 71 waterfowl hunters on our managed wetlands alone.

This does not cover the 100’s of farm ponds scattered across both states or the 10’s of 1000’s of acres of crop stubble available for field duck and goose hunting.

164 total waterfowl spots in Missouri and Kansas.

19 total hunters on Thanksgiving Friday during 2020 season.

111 total Association waterfowl hunters during the 2020-21 MAHA waterfowl season.

Below is a pressure report for the past 2 seasons which includes early teal, regular duck, late goose and the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order. Note: Members can hunt multiple states for multiple seasons, so those members will be counted numerous times.

2020       Iowa n/a                                                 Kansas 22                                                          Missouri 89

 

Missouri Muzzleloader Season

Missouri muzzleloader deer season is after their modern firearms season and overlaps with archery season. Unique to this state, the whitetail deer hunter can have both an archery tag and a firearms tag good that also covers Missouri’s muzzleloader season.

For those with a husband and wife hunting team where the husband prefers archery and the wife muzzleloader these two overlapping seasons allow for such a combined deer hunt. It ensures one more option for a spousal team to spend time together in the field.

 

Iowa Muzzleloader Season

Iowa rounds out muzzleloader deer hunts late in the year. A similar option compared to Kansas where hunters are pursuing whitetail’s outside of any rut activity. When bucks have returned to more predictable movement patterns. This is another case where a beginning of any deer hunt is scouting with firearm seeking out loafing and bedding areas. Food is often plentiful in waste grain.

A time of year when the initial part of a hunt is on foot followed by tree stand interdiction of movement patterns. Food will be a prime director of behavior due to this northern of our three states earlier and colder winter with much more snowfall. For the greatest predicable whitetail behavior a colder winter with snow cover means a greater dependence on foraging the many large grain crop fields. That combined with good shelter habitat gives a hunter a better view of where to seek out his buck.